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  • 1946 Annual Narrative Report Graham County

    Item Type text; Report

    Authors University of Arizona. Agricultural Extension Service. County Agricultural Agents.; Owens, S. L.

    Publisher University of Arizona

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    Download date 01/05/2021 07:26:40

    Link to Item http://hdl.handle.net/10150/580484

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  • ANNUAL

    NARRATIVE REPORT

    OF

    S. L. OWENS

    County Agricultural Agent

    GRAHAM COUNTY

    December 1, 1945-December 1,1946

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    SUMMARY OF GRAHAM COUNTY AGRIaJLTffilAL EXTENSION 1:70RK FOR 1946 ••• 1

    ORGANIZATION • •

    F�.RM CROPS cotton Corn. •• Small Grains. Alfalfa.

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    INSECT PESTS Cotton Insects • Grain Aphis • Cotton Leaf w� • • Cotton Boll Worm • • Alfalfa Catapillar • Corn Borer •• Pecan Aphis • • • Red Harvester Ants •

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    BORTICULTURE • • ••• Pecans • • • • Vegetables • • Ornamentals •

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    LlVESTOCX Diseases • Parasites.

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    POULTRY.

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    'fEED OONTROL • • • • • • • .31

    RECREATION • • • • • • • • • • · .. .32

    ASSISTANCE TO WORLD WAR II VETERANS. • • • • • .33

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    PICTURES • • • • • • • • • • • .38 to 48

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  • sm�MARY OF GRAHAlIJI COUNTY AGRICULTURAL EXTENSI ON VJORK FOR 1946

    spot checks were made during the growing season to determine the extent of damaging insect pests in c otto�_�_)

    (De��nstra.tions were conducted to determine a more efficient chemical dust to control cotton insect pests.

    Hybrid corn variety tests were conducted in five different communities.

    Soil samples were taken fran many different l' arms to determine the amount of harmful salts. Laboratory tests were made by the Agricultural Chemists at the University of ,Arizona and suggestions were made for improving these alkali soils.

    Water samples were taken and sent to the Agricultural chemists at the University of Arizona for analysis for many new pump wells.�

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    (_. Suggestions were given to farmers on how salty irrigation water might best be used to prevent crop damage.

    Twelve different farmers were assisted in running levels to determine how irrigation rows should be run so as to reduce the slope, increase penetration, and prevent run-off.

    Pecan growers were advised on how to control the aphis by dusting with nicotine sulphate. Tbree dusting machines were purchased by pecan growers.

    Demonstrations were given on the control of the red harvester ants; grasshopper poison was kept in stock and information was gi ven to fanners on how to control grasshoppers.

    A farm labor assistent was employed part time during the year and information was collected from all l' armers on the seasonal labor require­ ments, type of housing available for farm laborers, and household conveniences available such as water, wood, electricity, etc. Laborers entering into t he valley were directed to farmers who had housing facHities and who were most in need of this help.

    Pecan ,budding demonstrations were gi ven in four communities. 'f Two demonstrations were given in landscape �lanting. J<

    Four community meetings vrer-e held at whi ch colored pictures were shown y of the most desirable ornamental plants to use in landscape planting.

    Fifteen demonstrations were given on how to inject calcium gluconate intravenously into dairy cows suffering from attacks of milk fever.

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    'Four demonstrations were given on the control of cattle grubs and lice by spraying with a solution ot Rotonone and Sulphur under three hundred pound pressure. 670 head or cattle were sprayed in these demonstrations. 43 cattlemen were in attendance.

    4-H clubs were organized in 5 communities. � Cooperated with t he vocational departments in put ting on the 5th annual '/, juniQr livestock show.

    Kept supplies ot gopher, rabbit and mouse POiSOll in the ottice and Y. supplied tarmers with printed directions on how to use this poison.

    Cooperated with the Fish and Wild Lite Service in giving demonstrations 'I, in four cammunities on poisoning pocket gophers. I

    Assisted poultrymen in diagnosing and combating poultry diseases •

    .Through the use of ci rcular letters and newspaper articles, assisted' X with t he accident prevent ion campaign.

    The fire preventi on campaign was assis ted by the use of pemphlets "'1 distriblted to every farmer and by the use of newspaper articles.

    Gave 15 demonstra.tions on the control of noxious weeds by the use of ';I chemical sprays.

    Was a manber of the county-wide recreational cClmnittee which provided 'y._ SUIlIJler recreation for boys and girls of school age throughout the county./

    collected information on new reclamation projects in all the western

    Xstates on which veterans are to be given p